Symposium

“The Past and the Present of Ceramics”

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12 March 2016 / 10:30 - 18:00 Past Activity

Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum organizes a one day symposium titled “The Past and the Present of Ceramics”. Featuring prominent academicians and artists as speakers, the symposium focuses on diverse aspects of ceramic practice. Presented as a parallel event to the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection exhibition, the first part of the symposium deals with the ceramic and tile production during the Seljuk and Ottoman eras, while the second part focuses on the relationship between contemporary art and ceramics and how traditional ceramic patterns and techniques affect today’s practice.

The beginnings of the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation's Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection dates back to the 1980s, and over the years it has grown to become one of the most outstanding collections of its kind. Today the collection consists of almost 1000 remarkable pieces representing various periods, especially the 18th - 20th centuries.

The symposium will be in Turkish only.